[PD-dev] packaging loaders for Debian

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Mon Sep 6 09:11:02 CEST 2010

On 2010-09-05 05:47, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> I think it would be very useful to package up some of the handy loaders
> for Debian.  I for one am planning on making a package for the libdir
> loader.  The big question is how to package them.  Should they be
> packaged up like a normal library?  It would be nice if there was some
> kind of mechanism for having Pd automatically load the installed loaders
> if they are in a given folder.  Something like /etc/apache/sites-enabled.

i think the puredata package in debian should follow the pd-vanilla
package as closely as possible [*].
adding functionality for an autoloaded directory is definitely something
that is beyond that (imho).

so i'd say: get the autoload-directory stuff into upstream.

in the meantime, loaders should be loaded like any other libraries
(which they are).

if autoload-directory makes it into upstream, we can start talking about
putting loaders into that.
personally i think it's a bad idea (and i would probably not want to use
that package myself then)

please remember that no package installs anything directly into
/etc/apache/sites-enabled, it's the user who puts their configuration
into it.


[*] if you package pd-extended for debian, then you are of course free
to apply whatever patches you want to...

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